Quakes strike off Tolaga Bay

TOM HUNT
Last updated 08:10 15/11/2012

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A ''swarm'' of earthquakes rocked the East Cape last night, including one felt as far away as Wellington and Taranaki.

Between 8.15pm yesterday and 6.55am today, 15 quakes were recorded around the East Cape, many east of Tolaga Bay, Geonet duty seismologist Caroline Little said.

The largest, a 4.5 magnitude shake at 5.21am, east of Tolaga Bay, was felt in Lower Hutt and Taranaki, she said.

Among the 15 quakes was a light intensity 3.3 magnitude quake at 10.24pm last night, followed by a moderate intensity 3.6 quake at 4.40am today, both east of Tolaga Bay.

The cluster of quakes in the same subduction zone - especially those near Tolaga Bay - were described as a ''swarm'' of earthquakes.

It was impossible to say if more were coming, Little said.

There was no risk of tsunami as a result of the quakes. 

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